I haven’t been writing much lately (too busy enjoying myself) so I thought I’d forego the usual Sunday rhyme time and try a bit of weekend wittering instead. What’s up with the bees? Our resident bees are still nesting outside the bedroom window and it’s a hive of activity! My how they’ve grown. Last time … Continue reading Weekend Wittering
Balderdash: senseless talk or writing; nonsense. Oxford language definition My kid talks balls all day long His ball themed tales go on and on: My balls do this, my balls do that My balls could sucker punch the cat My balls could bounce to Timbuktu My balls could fall into the loo My balls could fly … Continue reading Ballderdash
The things we do when we're alone are better left inside the home Absent minded ticks that might give civilised people quite a fright Fingers poked down deep dark holes Sticky stuff that's wiped on walls Scratch and sniff or sniff and scratch Pick and poke each lump and crack Fragrant sounds perfume the air … Continue reading Hidden Habits
To bee or not to bee: cohabiting with bumble bees
We’re at the tail end of a long renovation project. Slow and steady is my mantra in life and the same has applied to our house renovations (not always out of choice, but it is what it is). For a couple of years, the double story breeze block extension overlooking our back garden has stood … Continue reading To bee or not to bee: cohabiting with bumble bees
Forget coronation chicken, now it's coronation quiche Spinach, eggs and cheese, it all sounds rather niche But there's beef about the pastry, the French say it's just a tart They're miffed about the tarragon, to them we've ruined art The brotherhood of quiche Lorraine is up in arms in France Our coronation quiche has gone … Continue reading Quiche Wars
Too many thoughts to meditate? Think about this…
Penny for them? If I had a penny for each one of my thoughts I’d probably be able to buy a sizeable island in the South Pacific, where I could spend my days arguing with myself in peace. You’re never alone when you have a noisy brain; there’s always a voice inside waiting to start … Continue reading Too many thoughts to meditate? Think about this…
The grown ups in my life don’t like a silly rhymeWhen I try to read onethey say they’ve got no timeBut they’ve got time to do the dishesThey’ve got time to wash their faceThey’ve got time to feed the fishesAnd tidy up the place But where’s the time for laughter?For silliness and games?No wonder they’re … Continue reading Sunday Silliness
Lori the Parrot
Lori was a parrot on the shores of an azure blue Her plumage shone like emeralds, her brethren dazzled too Lori parroted the Heralds news, for that was the parrot way Hear and repeat, hear and repeat what the Herald birds had to say One day the Heralds squawked a warning and gossip turned to … Continue reading Lori the Parrot
Get creative with life. Why? Because it’s fun!
If I am not actively creating something then I am probably actively destroying something: myself, my relationship, my own peace of mind.’-Liz Gilbert, Big Magic I’m a recovering overthinker, and there have been times over the years when I’ve wondered if my busy brain was a product of too much time on my hands. Proverbs … Continue reading Get creative with life. Why? Because it’s fun!
Inspiration is for amateurs – I've got a living to make!John Cooper Clarke Inspiration is for amateurs So said John C Clarke I guess I must be dabbling Cos I’m waiting for the spark The whoosh of frenzied fervour As an idea finds its hold Thoughts sharpened to a fine point as the nib pours liquid … Continue reading Lights Out